May 13, 2012

Mother's Day is a Mockery

My mom always said Mother's Day was a mockery. (Okay, she said to be funny, but it's become a regular saynig with my family.) She said Mother's Day is the day when everyone is really nice to their moms, and then they give them grief the other 364 days of the year.
I kind of see her point, now. Everybody says such nice things that they wouldn't normally say. It's like when people say, "Let's try to have the Christmas spirit all year round." but they only say that at Christmastime.

Still, this is a very cool holiday. We stop and think about our mothers in a positive light, and think about all the good things they've done. Actually, it feels a lot like the Christmas spirit.
The world unites, with nothing in common except love and gratitude for the women who raised us. It's amazing what our mothers do, everything parents give up in order to fulfil that urge to nurture.

But we're driven to sacrifice for our wee ones. We wouldn't have it any other way.
So yes, it's only once a year, but I think the reminder is important. Without mother's day, we wouldn't take the time to really think about the long-term sacrifices made by the wonderful women in our lives.
Thanks to everyone who did something to show mothers that they're appreciated! And thank you to all mothers in the world that gave unconditional, pure love to their babies.
Here's to mockery!

1 comment:

DA Cairns said...

Couldn't agree more. I play along, and it does provide a good excuse to get the family together which can be hard as families grow and spread out but I think simple is best, and I love my mum.

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